Teaching and Learning
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Religious and Worldview Studies
 
 
 
Christian Religion
A survey of the Old Testament that will trace its significant teachings with respect to their historical and cultural backgrounds. It will provide a historical perspective of the people of God in the OT. The formation of its canon and proofs of its historical integrity will be discussed in order to establish its authority as the Word of God. The main focus will be on the purpose of God for creating humanity, the event of the fall of Adam that resulted to sin and suffering, and the plan of salvation the LORD promised and accomplished in the history of Israel.
 
 
 
 
 
World Religions
The course will introduce students to the Study of Religion based on the perspective of revelation origin of religion in the Reformed tradition and will describe, analyze, interpret, and explain the major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, New Age, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course will initially introduce students to basic themes within the worldview of each of these three traditions. The main focus will be on the distinct and essential teachings of each religion.
 
 
 
 
Christian Worldview 1
The introductory material is about worldview in general term, including its definition, necessity, elements, worldview in Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities, the structure of its justification, and the distinctiveness of Christian worldview in special term. Since Christian theology in its dogmatic system is the substance of the Christian worldview, students will be introduced, in this introductory part, to theology and its significance in building and shaping Christian worldview.
 
 
 
 
 
Christian Worldview 2
A study of the Christian worldview of human being is the study of Biblical anthropology (the doctrine of man) and hamartology (the doctrine of sin): his origin, nature, purposes, and corruption because of sin. Emphasis will be given on human being as a psycho-somatic unity created in the image of God; his state of integrity; the covenant of work; the cultural mandate and its implications for science and technology; the fall and its pervasive effects on human life; and the epistemological implications of the fall.
 
 
 
Christian Worldview 3
A study of Pneumatological redemptive aspect will cover topics about the person and the work of the Holy Spirit. It will introduce the student with the Biblical teaching of the personality and divinity of the Holy Spirit. The work of the Holy Spirit, that flow from the uniqueness of His personality, will be elaborated in its metaphysical aspect, which is related to His being as the principium of life, truth, and power in creation; in its epistemological aspect, which is related to revelation, inspiration, and illumination; in its ethical aspect which is related to the purification, dimensional application of the benefit of Christ’s redemptive work to the internality of the elects, unification of the elects in the church, and the fruit of this aspect of His work for the renewal of all aspects of human life and culture.
 
Philosophical Sciences
 
 
 
History of Thought
This course brings the central themes of History of Thought into light. Sudents are invited to discuss the major characteristics of The History of Thought: Cosmology, Man, State and Society, and the Idea of God. At the end of each topics, Biblical Perspective will be given. Beside to build a concept, the objective of this course is to shape students sensitivity to the issue of Cosmology, Man, State – Society and varieties of philosophical frame of thought This course is designed based on philosophical frame of thought.
 
 
 
 
Critical Thinking

This course aims to teach students the fundamentals of critical thinking and reasoning which is a distinctive sign of his/her position as bearers of God’s image. It provides students with a wide range of cognitive skills and intellectual dispositions needed to: effectively identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments and truth claims so that his/her mind becomes open to the Truth; discover and overcome personal prejudices and biases; formulate and present convincing reasons in support of conclusions; make reasonable and logical, smart decisions about what to believe and what to do, especially in pursuance of the goal of his/her life, namely to praise and glorify God.

 

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Ethics

The aim of this course is to introduce theory of ethics (Moral Philosophy). The ideas in Moral Philosophy is taught not merely in the cognitive/knowledge level but also in the level of critical analysis and dissection based on Reformed Worldview. These ideas would become the reference for students to make a moral decision.

 

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Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Science is one of Liberal Art courses that presents and elaborates to students Christian view on ontological, epistemological, and axiological dimension of modern sciences that are being studied in the variety of departments. In Liberal Art curriculum, this course is part of core knowledge that teaches about philosophical presupposition of the knowledge of God, the self, and the world (nature and society as the object of knowledge).All discussion topics will be reflected and commented critically from the perspective of Christian Worldview and its relationship to the holistic and transformational purpose of Liberal Arts education in UPH.
 
 
 
 
 
Civics
This course is mandatory for every UPH student. It aims to provide knowledge and understanding, as well as promote the spirit of nationalism and patriotism to students. This course is also an early means for formal political education through an understanding, comprehension, and analysis of national values contained in four national consensus, i.e. Pancasila as an ideology, 1945 Basic Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia, national values that are rooted from the values of The Republic of Indonesia, and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity).
 
 
 
 
Pancasila
This course is mandatory for every UPH student. It aims to provide knowledge and understanding, as well as promote the spirit of nationalism and patriotism to students. This course is also an early means for formal political education through an understanding, comprehension, and analysis of national values contained in four national consensus, i.e. Pancasila as an ideology, 1945 Basic Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia, national values that are rooted from the values of The Republic of Indonesia, and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity).
 
 
 
 
Introduction to Social Sciences
The course will introduce students to the Study of Religion based on the perspective of revelation origin of religion in the Reformed tradition and will describe, analyze, interpret, and explain the major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, New Age, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course will initially introduce students to basic themes within the worldview of each of these three traditions. The main focus will be on the distinct and essential teachings of each religion.
 
 
 
 
Introduction to Natural Sciences
This elective course is designed specifically to students from social science, and presented with an interaction between philosophy of science, theological, historical and practical approach. This course will provide the basic to understand sciences from Christian worldview which is integrated with the basic principles of biology, chemistry, and physics, toward understanding of natural phenomena on earth that has been created by God.
 
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Introduction to Aesthetics and Art
This course introduces students to fundamental concepts in Aesthetics and Arts in the light of Christian Worldview, varieties of Arts and the way to appreciate them. Through this course, the students are also enabled to see that Aesthetics and Arts have a very significance role socially, economically, and culturally. Through these vareties of Arts studied in one semester, students will have an opportunity to explore their own Art’s potency and disposition, whether individually or communally.
 
Life Skills and Languages
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General English
This course is designed to equip students with English skills needed in academic settings, with the focus on reading and writing skills. Students will be introduced to basic skills for reading that are necessary for them to understand various texts written in English. They are, then, taught how to compose good short writings to express their thoughts systematically, coherently, and convincingly. By the end of the course students are expected to able to meaningfully read different reading passages, as well as share their ideas in the form of coherent paragraph/essay writings.
 
 
 
 
Introduction to Literature
This course teaches students about how to comprehend literary work that involves formative aspects : author, social-cultural context, and used language. In addition to acquire meaning from a literary work, students would critically comment the worldview contained in the work from Christian worldview perspective. In one semester, students would be introduced to varieties of literary works from and talk about culture and thought of societies in different areas of the world and times.
 
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Indonesian Language
Language is a valuable gift from God. It is very closely related to human life and the development of civilization. Through language, human can establish cooperation within society. Without it, human would not be able to communicate well. For each individual, language is a means of expression, communication, social unification and adaptation. Through language, human can influence each other. In this course, students are introduced with ethical aspects, civility, appreciation toward authority of God, honoring and worshiping Him.
 
 
 
 
 
Academic Skills

This course aims at guiding and directing students to initialize themselves into lecturing activities in university context, primarily in the transition period as new students who are demanded to be able to schedule and use their time independently and effectively. Particularly, this program does have purpose to shape the mindset of students, their motivation, and their attitude toward learning so to acquire true knowledge in the perspective of Christian worldview (learning as spiritual discipline) and to provide and train them in varieties of skills including reading and writing academically, conducting library research to gather academic information, and to uphold academic integrity.

 
 
 
 
Health and Wellness
This is an introductory course focused on a balance life of the spiritual, academic and physical components of a person. This integrated approach instructs students in a variety of topics, including nutrition, stress management, fitness concept, exercise method, sex education, life style choices, etc. Each student is expected to keep a health journal based on his nutrition and exercise choice during the semester.
 
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TOEFL iBT Preparation
This is a course that helps students to become familiar with a standardized english test, IBT TOEFL, by exposing them to types of questions usually found in the test, as well as strategies that would be useful for them to answer those questions.